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St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides

125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Entertaining for history buffs

Relaxing and educational I would recommend this for all history buffs. The hour long tour doesn't... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
South Haven, Michigan
via mobile
History lesson

We were there in the rain. It is a covered boat so not a problem. The host on our boat was very... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Julie B
Mentor, Ohio
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Operated by the City of Canal Fulton and the Canal Fulton Heritage Society, the St. Helena III Canal Boat rides offer the public the chance to ride a replica cargo canal boat pulled by two work horses one mile south and back on the original Ohio & Erie Canal. The boat travels past the renovated McLaughlin Dry Dock and Lock 4. During the one hr ride, the crew steer with a rudder and poles while a historian on board provides facts and stories of life during Ohio’s canal era.
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125 Tuscarawas St W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614-1044
+1 330-854-6835
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Relaxing and educational I would recommend this for all history buffs. The hour long tour doesn't go very far but is very relaxing. The guide tells of the development of the Ohio -Erie canal and it's effect on the local area and the state.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were there in the rain. It is a covered boat so not a problem. The host on our boat was very informative of the area and the history of the canal. $8 gets you a nice scenic ride at 4 mile an hour down...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 29 July 2016

About a one hour very slow ride on a reproduction of a canal boat pulled by two horses. The narrator was knowledgably of both the area and canal boat operation. He was able to talk for the full hour without becoming boring or repeating himself....More

Thank rldonovan
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon their July festival for the 2:30 barge ride. The tour guide was very good and talked for 3/4 of the approximate hour trip. Then he played banjo and harmonica at the same time. Water was as smooth as glass...More

Thank corgidancer
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the canal boat ride. It was pulled by two horses, so we got the feel of how things used to be. The guide narrated thoughout the ride to tell us of the history of the town and the canal.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 July 2016

we had a fun time, at least i did because im a history buff, the kids were indifferent, they enjoyed the horses but became ancy with the slow canal boat. haha i tried to explain to them what a canal boat was, but they enjoyed...More

Thank ryanvictor1985
Reviewed 2 July 2016

very informative , relaxing trip on a canal boat pulled by horses. they have public rides twice a day. and special events planned during the summer, like murder mystery, picnics, dinner cruises, and a haunted cruise.

Thank souperbev
Reviewed 28 June 2016

prices were reasonable, the setup is small and quaint. the staff is excellent especially the narrators of the tour. unfortunately the town does not promote its other historical sites more

Thank ned576
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice slow boat ride, pulled by 2 horses at 4 mph down the river. Only about an hour ride but they show a video half hour before the ride to teach the history of the boats and area. Their are walking and...More

Thank Tabitha9703
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We really enjoyed doing this as a family. It was fun to watch the horses guide the canal boat. It was also pretty along the canal. I would definitely recommend this if you are in the Canton area!

Thank MetroEastTraveler
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Jesse R
16 August 2017|
Response from Darrell L | Reviewed this property |
You purchase tickets at the visitor center. They do not offer them online. They also generally don't take reservations.
Nancy W
26 July 2016|
Response from souperbev | Reviewed this property |
the rides for the public are at 1 pm and 2:30 pm.. they have special rides and group reservatiions
Patti C
30 November 2015|
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Response from cecustard | Reviewed this property |
I researched what I could on the net, with no luck.I do recall the historian aboard the boat-ride having that information,but I don't remember it. I think if you called the museum,city or anyone who was affiliated with the... More